The windmill from the village of Bolshaya Kuverba (Tonshaevskiy district, Nizhegorodskaya oblast) is located on a historical site. The time of construction is unknown. Smock mill with four sails and unknown number of millstones. Sheathed Log construction. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Not restored, is going to ruin|
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Great spur wheel.Millstone mechanism:
The windmill located near one of Mari Sacred groves. Volga region smock windmill. Locals don't help to preserve the windmill, they even actually ruin it by getting sand from the ground just near windmill.
Photos are here and here (last three).
First source claims that "Nikolau Nikiforovich Veselov bought this windmill and transport it to current place. And in "great changing" years sold it to Taksatov Frol Vasilevich. From him the windmill was confiscated. Looks like this windmill has at least three owners and it stands at least in two villages.